Suggestions for Golf Nets & Golf Cages

By Steve Silverman

The game of golf is addictive. Once the bug has bitten, you will want to play two, three or more times a week, and perhaps even that will not satisfy you. In addition to playing 18 holes, you will want to practice as often as possible. You can go to the driving range, but you can also put up practice nets or cages on your own property. This will keep you away from your family less and may even result in a happier home life.

Golf Cage

The ideal cage for your back yard or property will not only hold on to the ball that you have just struck, but it will also give you a chance to see the results. One of the best home cages you can purchase is a 10-foot-high by 10-foot-wide net that also has 10 feet of depth. The depth will give you a decent opportunity to see which direction your shot would have gone had you hit it at the course or on an open range. The price in 2009 is about $170.

Catch-All Net

You may not have the room on your property to support a full-sized net. In that case, use the golf catch-all. The 10-foot-high by 6-foot-wide by 5-foot-deep net will keep you from sending golf balls all over the neighborhood. You can still get the benefit of seeing where your shot will go by setting up a videotape camera to record your practice session. The price in 2009 is about $120.

Simulator Projection Cage

You can practice your game and get all the details of your progress by using an indoor simulator projection cage. This will give you a readout on every swing you take. Not only will the projection system tell you your distance and accuracy, but it will also give you your swing speed and launch angle. This is an ideal tool to have when the weather will not allow you to go outside and play the game. The price in 2009 is about $850.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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